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KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT has provided 75 thousands of residents with water

4 December 2014

KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT (hereinafter referred to as KHARTSYZSK PIPE) of Metinvest Group provided Makeevka Production Department of Water and Sewage Utilities of ME “Water of Donbass” with pipes for "Olkhovaya-Khartsyzsk” drinking-water pipeline repair on a free-of-charge basis. The amount of support was approximately UAH 300 thous.

At the end of the summer as a result of shelling the water main, serving Khartsyzsk with drinking water, was damaged in Lipovo settlement. The workers found the almost completely destroyed water pipe at the accident site. The shell hit in the place of the water pipeline laying. Due to pipes damage nearby houses were partially flooded. Because of the direct hit the town was without water for a few days.

The repair service of “Water of Donbass” company eliminated the most catastrophic damages by its own efforts. However, it needed new pipes for water pipeline reliable operation, which were not available. Specialists of ME “Water of Donbass” turned to KHARTSYZSK PIPE for help. Understanding the complexity of the current situation and necessity to provide the residents with stable water supply KHARTSYZSK PIPE came forward promptly. The company delivered 11 steel pipes with the length of 130 linear meters and the total weight of almost 24 tons on a non-repayable basis. These pipes will be the part of the renewed waterway.

The Head of ME “Water of Donbass” Oleg Venzhega explains that it will take approximately two weeks to replace the damaged section. “The water pipeline "Olkhovaya-Khartsyzsk” plays a significant role in the communications system of the town, that’s why water pipes replacement is the matter of the first importance. We must provide the continuous supply of water to residential places of Khartsyzsk”.

Thanks to pipes of KHARTSYZSK PIPE more than 75 thousands of Khartsyzsk, Zuevka and Gornoe residents will be provided with timely and high-quality water supply.

“Now when the military actions calmed down a little we have the opportunity to perform works without delay. Staff of the repair service try to complete the reconstruction by the scheduled date. Works are performed by our own efforts without the involvement of third-party organizations. But it would be impossible without the pipes of KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT. KHARTSYZSK PIPE has rendered the invaluable help to the town once again and we thank it very much for it!”, - Oleg Venzhega has said.

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PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” is the largest company in Ukraine and one of the largest global producers of large diameter pipes. The company manufactures longitudinal SAW pipes (508-1422 mm in diameter) with external anticorrosion and internal anticorrosion or flow coating for main oil and gas pipelines. Plant’s facilities permit to manufacture more than 1.3 mln. tons of pipes per year, including 700 thous. tons of coated pipes.

The integrated Management System ensuring stable high quality of the products to the customers is functioning at “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT”. API SpecQ1, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, GOST ISO 9001, DSTU ISO 9001, STO Gazprom 9001 create its foundation. Products of the plant are certified for compliance with requirements of API Spec 5L, API Spec 2B with the right of API monogram application, requirements of European Regulations for building products EC 305/2011/EU with the right of application of CE mark on pipes produced as per EN 10219-1 and EN 10219-2 standards as well as for compliance with the Directive 97/23/EC (AD 2000-Merkblatt W0/W4) for pipes produced as per EN 10217-1 and EN 10217-5 standards. Moreover, the products are certified in the national certification system as also for compliance with requirements of EN 10208-1-2, ISO 3183 and PN-EN ISO 3183 standards with the right of application of Polish safety sign “B”.

In 2013 “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” successfully passed the certification audit of Energy Management System for compliance with ISO 50001 standard requirements.

“Lean Enterprise” program is actively implemented in the main and auxiliary subdivisions of KHARTSYZSK PIPE. In 2013 the plant became the leader of “Lean enterprise” program implementation and headed the list among Ukrainian assets of Metinvest Group owing to its active position.

Upon the results of 2013, “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” was awarded the social diploma of I level of qualification, showing the stable growth dynamics of “Working environment” program at the company.

The top-priority goals in the social policy of “KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” as a mainstay of the entire town are implementation of social programs and activities in education, health service and improvement of town infrastructure. In 2013 the volume of social investment of the company was approximately UAH 4 mln.

“KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” is a part of Metallurgical Division of Metinvest Group.

METINVEST GROUP is a vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, managing every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. The Group comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. Metinvest Group is structured into two operating divisions: Metallurgical and Mining Divisions and has a strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, and to deliver sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles, providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks. The Group generated US$2.9 billion of revenues and a 30% EBITDA margin for the first quarter of 2014.

The major shareholders of METINVEST B.V. (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.24%) and Smart Group (23.76%), partnering in the Group’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING, LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.